…this insanely impressive barrel sample transcends the vintage. Full-bodied, decadent and layered, with massive concentration and purity, it’s loaded with black and blue fruits, violets, truffle, licorice and assorted floral notes. This cuvee always shows fabulous fruit in its youth, and it doesn’t start to gain its hallmark gaminess until after a few years in bottle. In addition, this cooler vintage, with its ample moisture and autumn summer, produced Mourvèdre with off-the-charts aromatic purity and perfect ripeness. It will clearly… have 3-4 decades of longevity. 97-100 points, Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.